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Chasing Peace

Chasing Peace

by Gina Valley

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Trouble flown

Breath savored

Thoughts quell

Harmony sings

Hush spreads

Calm flows

Tranquil grace

Beautiful still

-gina valley


Coming off a week filled with tons of kid activities to bounce between, moved up work deadlines, company visiting, and a lingering headache, I’m ready for some peace.

Peace and quiet would be great, but I know that isn’t going to happen.  We’re just not a “quiet” kind of family.  If it’s quiet, usually there’s trouble brewing or about to explode.

So, I’m focusing on seeing, feeling, sharing peace.

Inner peace to calm myself and my thoughts,  my intentions and my ambitions,  my body and my mind.

Outer peace to bring a wave of peace to my wild household, to my frantic teenagers, to my bouncy littles.

I don’t think it’ll ever be peaceful, in the strictest sense of the word, in my house.  There are too many people for that to happen.

But, in the midst of the craziness and the hurriedness and the occasional pauses, we can still feel peace by remembering that we are Loved, that there are Plans, and that we were made for a Purpose bigger than ourselves.

I’m not in charge.  I can only do what I can do, and that’s all I’m responsible for.

Remembering that brings me Peace.



What’s bringing you peace this week?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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